The Cowboys Classic made its debut in 2009, marking the first college football game played in AT&T Stadium. The game, scheduled through 2017, traditionally kicks off ABC’s Saturday Night Football schedule.
A look at the past, present and future of the Classic:
Sept. 5, 2009: No. 20 BYU 14, No. 3 Oklahoma 13. The Cougars upset the 23-point-favorite Sooners and wrecked Sam Bradford’s follow-up Heisman Trophy campaign, with the quarterback suffering a shoulder injury that eventually led to season-ending surgery.
Sept. 4, 2010: No. 6 TCU 30, No. 24 Oregon State 21. The Andy Dalton-led Horned Frogs broke a 21-21 tie, scoring the final nine points. Dalton ran for two scores and threw for another, becoming TCU’s all-time winningest quarterback.
Sept. 3, 2011: No. 4 LSU 40, No. 3 Oregon 27. The Tigers rolled to a 30-13 lead through three quarters on their way to a decisive win. The Ducks were favored by four and led 13-9 at one point, before the Tigers scored 24 unanswered points.
Sept. 1, 2012: No. 2 Alabama 41, No. 8 Michigan 14. Before a record Classic crowd of 90,143, the Crimson Tide routed Michigan, jumping out to a 31-0 lead.
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